- Set 1:
* with the "Tamborine Ninja".
|Derek Gilbert & Aaron Liber|
Reviews I thought this was an awesome show. It is the 4th one I've seen since October and it was great. They played the perfect collection of songs and I couldn't have asked for anything more. (and the crowd was much better than the New Haven show, if you thought this crowd was bad Toads was 10X worse!) -ditkachicken February 2, 2006
I thought this was the worst O.A.R. concert i've been to. It wasn't the bands fault, they were awesome. The choice of songs and the order they played them were awesome. But the crowd was aweful, you couldnt even jam. You were too busy trying to stand up, because everyone was pushing. The last two concerts i've been to were like that, the fans need to just relax and jam out.
I also wanted to add that everyone is jumping on the O.A.R. fan bus and it sucks. I heard one kid say that sunday bloody sunday was their favorite O.A.R. song. I mean come on if you dont know that U2 sings that, then you shouldnt even be listening to music at all -matisyahu February 2, 2006
I agrees with matisyahu, definatly not the best show i ever went to. the crowd definatly effected the show. i liked that they played a good combination between old and new but i thought the encore was weak. Kellog was an awsome opener, i just wish oar brouht them back on stage to do a song together because that is usually pretty good. did anyone tape? -zamboner386 February 2, 2006
Hafta totally agree about the crowd. I was very surprised at the way it was, I've been goign to O.A.R. shows since 2002 and never saw anythign like it, the whole time I was just trying to make sure a shoe wasn't gonna hit me in the head from a crowd surfer. Otherwise I though the show was great. Its cool to see them playing big venues and you could tell that they were genuinely excited about it too. Kellogg was great too. -tcull33 February 2, 2006
i couldn't agree more. the crowd needed to chill out and have a good time. CROWD SURFING RUINS THE SHOW. O.A.R isn't the type of music to crowd surf to. sure its fun to be up there, but it is terrible for everyone below you. i couldnt even count how many people kicked me in the head during crazy game of poker. its ridiculous. especially when our man marc even pleads with the crowd not to do it. have a little respect for him and everyone. just wave your arms and just exprience the music. jump up and down, other than that it was an incredible show. the set list was perfect. night shift coudn't have been a better encore. -mike1288 February 2, 2006
I am a huge OAR fan and when I go to concerts I like to just sit back and enjoy the music. however the fans do get rowdy, but OAR attracts who... college and high school kids. They used to encourage ppl getting hammered and coming. They used to play at college parties for cripe sake. So u put 500 drunk college kids in one spot wit music and expect them to act sane. If they want people to act sensible and not crowd surf they needed assigned seating not SRO. You dont need to suck up to them just because they have come so far. If u dont want to get kicked in the head then dont be in the front. -alexw2314 February 2, 2006
i weas up in the seats. I was right by the stage and had a great view and took some great pics. I was so happy i wasnt on the floor. I could dance my ass off and go to the bathroom and get beer with ease.
Musically, I loved the show. Kellogg was sick. An opening of About Mr. Brown? Awesome. And I finally got to hear Whose Chariot for the first time live.
Next time, sit in the stands. Its easier to enjoy the music. -SlackDU February 2, 2006
I thought the song selection was great.. They played some new songs, but sure didn't forget about the old ones, which is nice to see. I agree the crowd was a little intense, but I can understand why.. but I do agree they needed to calm down. -dickson119 February 2, 2006
Good show but throughout iw as checking if i still had my wallet, plus there was a "fight" at this concert which shouldnt be happening, O.a.r. does not equal temper tantrums.There was some nice eye candy there but i was being patted down by both girls and guys it was weird plus to many of them looked like they were 8 years old, other than coming home smeling like everyones weed i left with a smile on my face cant wait till they come back to MA so i can make it 3 in a row. -Tmac2790 February 2, 2006
Good show by O.A.R. but everyone was so right about the crowd. The first time they actually ruined it for me. Whose Chariot? and Anyway were the highlights for me! -tindawg31 February 2, 2006
I work at tsongas as "event staff" and i took the night off to come and take in the full experience. Crowd was absolutley horrid. I lost my friend in it which kinda sucked a lot cause i was alone the whole show. got kicked in the face a few times from crowd surfers. This is my 6th show and probably the worst experience at a show ever because of the crowd. I used to be a huge "Open Floor" person, but i wouldnt be too upset if i see seats in the floor for now on. Highlights for me had to be "revisited" "Mr Moon" and "Whose Chariot" -ToySTORE February 5, 2006
This was my first OAR concert. Personally, I rather enjoyed seeing all the kids having fun down the floor. I myself stayed up in the seats with my wife and friends. The show was very enjoyable. The set list was good and I was happy to hear some older songs as well as the newer ones. My only disappointment was that they did not play Right on Time, which is by far one of my personal favorites. Would have been MUCH better than Sunday Bloody Sunday. These guys have so many great songs of their own, I think they can and should avoid the covers.
From where we were sitting, the sounds was pretty bad for some songs - far too much bass/low end sound. Couldn't hear the keys too well and on some songs, Mark's singing was completely drowned out (and not by the crowd!). Maybe it was just our location in the arena, as no one else has seemed to comment on this. -bill February 7, 2006
I agree with matisyahu 110% about the crowd. it was awful. i was right in front up against the rail and was pushed up against it thw whole show and it made it impossible to jam. but the song selection was awesome they didn't forget their old stuff which was sweet -bmacd87 March 18, 2006
good show, nice set list, lots of weed, too many crowd surfers, crowd was packed too tightly to really jam -Zohyil June 21, 2006
they had madison square garden hangover -nhlpunk101 November 16, 2006
This was my second show and music is definitely affected by the maturity of the crowd.I get the feeling in the 9:30 club days where teenagers are not getting in they played to a more responsive crowd and felt more unity with the audience.The set list was good though. -jrsone_2000 March 11, 2007